Category: Arthritis / Bone / Joint Health

Treatment of Slipped Disc in Ayurveda

slipped disc

Slipped Disc: Slipped disc is also known as a Prolapsed and herniated disc. The herniated disk is defined as a problem with one of the disks (rubbery cushions) that usually sit between the vertebrae (individual bones) that are connected with each other to make a spine. The human spinal column from the bottom to the top consists of fiver bones in the lumbar spine which is usually followed by the Coccyx and the Sacrum at the base, twelve in the Thoracic spine and seven in the cervical spine of the spinal column. All the bones of the spinal column are cushioned by the disks. These discs absorb the disk from different kinds of shocks that are caused due to normal activities of life such as Twisting, Walking as well as Lifting and protect the bones from different kinds of injuries.

Slipped Disc

Each and every disk is further divided into two different parts that are Tough Outer Ring and Gelatinous, Soft Inner Portion. Whenever any Injury or Weakness occurs to the spinal column, the inner part of the disc protrude through the Tough Outer part of the disc. This type of injury is called Herniated, Slipped or Prolapsed disc. If the Herniated disc compresses any spinal nerves, then the person may also experience pain, weakness, and numbness. In severe cases, the affected person may surgery to repair or remove the Prolapsed disk. In most people, there are no symptoms of herniated disk and surgery is not a necessary way to relieve the problem of slipped disc.

  • Slipped Disc is not a Communicable Disorder.
  • Men are prone to this problem as compared to women.

Causes of Slipped Disc

There are plenty of reasons which may cause a slipped disc. Few of them are as follows:

  • Age: Adults are more prone to this disorder because after some age outer part of the disc gets torn and weak which also the inner soft portion of the disc to slip out.
  • Certain Motions: There are some motions that may also cause a problem of slipped disc. A disc can slip out from its place while a person is turning or twisting to lift a heavy object. During lifting a very heavy and large object, we are in a move that puts a great strain on the lower back which results in slipping of the disc.
  • Overweight: Overweight may also be the reason behind the slipping of the disc. If a person is overweight then he or she is at great risk of Herniated or Slipped disc.
  • Weak muscle
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Symptoms of Slipped Disc

The problem of a slipped disc can happen to anyone and at any time and in any part of the spine from the lower back to neck. Most people know that the Spinal column is a network of blood vessels and nerves. A Herniated disc can put extra pressure on the muscles and nerves around it.

Some Common Signs and Symptoms of Prolapsed Disc include:

  • Most commonly Numbness and Pain especially in one part of the body.
  • Pain in the spinal column that extends to the patient’s legs or arms.
  • Pain arising after walking for short distances.
  • Pain that becomes worse after sitting or standing for some time.
  • The unexplained weakness of muscles.
  • Burning, Tingling, or Aching sensations in the affected area of the spinal column.

Depending on the location of the affected bone in the spinal column, the symptoms of pain may vary from one person to another person.

Diagnosis of Slipped Disc

If any person is having any of the above-mentioned systems then he or she can contact a doctor. Then the doctor will perform a physical examination of the patient in which he or she ordered the patient to give a neurological exam. With the help of this exam, the doctor will detect the Strength of Muscles, Ability of walking and Reflexes. In most of the cases, the doctor will confirm this disorder by physical exam or medical history but in some cases, the doctor will also order some imaging tests such as:

  • CT scans
  • Discograms
  • X-rays
  • MRI scans etc.

Treatment of Slipped Disc

In recent years the cases of a slipped disc are increased to a great extent. However, scientists have developed various medications for the management of this disorder but those medications do not provide permanent management. There are some allopathic medications in the market that only alleviates the pain of a slipped disc. In order to provide the proper and permanent treatment of slipped disc, doctors of Planet Ayurveda has formulated Disc Care Pack. The Disc Care Pack is prepared by combining the principles of Ayurveda along with modern techniques. This pack is very beneficial to maintain healthy blood circulation around the disc present in the spinal column. This formulation is 100% Vegetarian as well as Authentic and also free from Yeast, Fillers Chemicals, Additives, and extra colors, etc. They do not produce any side effects in the body and are available at a very reasonable cost.

Herbal Remedies for Slipped Disc from Planet Ayurveda

1. Boswellia Curcumin

2. Aamvatantak Churna

3. Yograj Guggul

4.  Hakam Churan

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1. Boswellia Curcumin

This remedy is formulated from 100% pure and natural herbs of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma Longa) and is available in the form of capsules. Boswellia Curcumin not only alleviates the symptoms of a slipped disc but also protects the body against various types of infections.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Aamvatantak Churna

 This powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sonth (Zingiber officinale and  Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum). This shoulder prevents the pain in the spinal column and also help in restoring the mobility of the bones. Its anti-inflammatory properties made this powder an effective remedy against various infections.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful after 30 mins of meals with lukewarm water.

3. Yograj Guggul

These tablets are formulated with the help of  various herbs such as Nigella sativa, Cinnamomum zeylanica, Piper longum,Tribulus terrestris, Cuminum cyminum, Coriandrum sativum Elettaria cardamomum, Pluchea lanceolata, Rock salt, Piper nigrum, Commiphora Mukul, Cinnamomum Tamala Cyperus rotundus, Terminalia bellirica,  Zingiber officinale, Plumbago zeylanica, Terminalia chebula, Carum copticum, Embelia ribes, Emblica Officinalis, Abies webbiana, Piper nigrum, Trachyspermum roxburghianum, Piper cubeba, and Vetiveria zizanioides. These tablets are very effective in the treatment of slipped disc because they increase the mobility of the spinal column and strength of muscles.

Dosage: 2 Tablets 2 times a day after meals with lukewarm water.

4.  Hakam Churan

Hakam Churan is available in the form of powder and this powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as  Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), and Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum). This churna promote the function of the important spinal cord and prevent the problems of a slipped disc in the adults by enhancing their strength.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful powder 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

Herbal Remedies to Reduce High Levels of Uric Acid

Uric Acid is a heterocyclic compound when the body breaks down a substance called purine. Purine is usually made in the body but can consume externally from foods and beverages. Generally uric acid is a waste product of the body that must be eliminated outside the body through urine. Increases level of uric acid is not good for the health of an individual. The term used for the high level of uric acid is hyperuricemia.

High Uric Acid

High Uric Acid (Hyperuricemia)

When purines increases in our body, it cause the increased production of uric acid in the body which further leads to gout diseaseUric acid gets accumulated in the tissues and form crystals. The prevalence rate of hyperuricemia in the global population is rated at 20–25%, but among pre-menopause, women are only 4-6%. The prevalence of gout in males is 5.9% in males and females 2 %. Global, the prevalence of hyperuricemia has progressed significantly in recent decades.

The Normal Level of Uric Acid

In female: 2.4-6.0 mg/dL

In male: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL

If uric acid levels uric increase above 7.0 mg/dL, it may lead to Hyperuricemia.

Causes of High Uric Acid

Uric acid is produced by the breakdown of purine. Purine is formed naturally in our body but some external factors increase the purine level in the body, which leads to higher production of uric acid. And another reason for increased uric acid levels is when the kidneys do not properly excrete uric acid. There are also some factors for the abnormal functioning of the kidneys.

The Risk Factor of High Uric Acid

  1. Abnormal kidney function
  2. Excess production of uric acid
  3. Psoriasis
  4. Hypothyroidism
  5. Hereditary
  6. Excess consumption of alcohol
  7. Some medicines such as diuretics or niacin
  8. Obesity and overweight
  9. More consumption of Caffeine
  10. Intake of Purine-rich food such as anchovies, game meat, gravy, mushrooms, sardines, peas, dried beans, and other foods
  11. Dehydration
  12. Stress
  13. Joint injury

Symptoms of High Uric Acid

  1. Fever, fatigue, and chills
  2. Kidney failure
  3. Gout
  4. Kidney stone
  5. Heart disease
  6. Pain and swelling of the joints
  7. Pain in joints
  8. Swelling of the joints
  9. Urination problem

Ayurvedic Aspects for High Levels of Uric Acid

According to Ayurveda, this disease is known as Vata-Raksta Roga because this high uric acid causes Gout disease. Vata means Air and Rakta mean blood, so Vata-Rakta Roga means an imbalance in the air and buildup of the toxins in the blood. Hyperuricemia is also a condition when uric acid accumulates in the blood and leads to the pain and swelling of the joints.

Effective Herbs  to reduce the High Uric Acid Levels

  1. Giloy
  2. Amla
  3. Bibhitaki
  4. Haritaki
  5. Punarnava
  6. Bitter gourd
  7. Neem
  8. Vacha

These herbs are also used in the preparation of the herbal remedies and Planet Ayurveda provides the best and effective products for Hyperuricemia.

Herbal Remedies to Reduce High Levels of Uric Acid from Planet Ayurveda

Ayurveda provides herbs to balance the Vata dosha and also decrease the vitiation of rakta. During the treatment of high uric acid levels, Ayurveda always prioritizes the removal of harmful toxins from the body which causes abnormalities in the constitution of the blood. There are various herbs which help to detoxify the blood and reduce the level of uric acid.

Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedies to reduce high uric acid levels. The combination of herbal remedies offers named Gout Care Pack. This pack included some herbal products which are prepared by using the best natural herbs and under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic practitioner. These products are safe to use and do not produce any side effects.

  1. Giloy Capsules
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Navkarshik Churna
  4. Punarnava Capsules

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Products Description

1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy capsules contain pure extract of a herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). It possesses analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to relieve pain, swelling, inflammation which is associated with hyperuricemia and helps to reduce the high uric acid level. Gilroy also has antioxidant properties and supports the healthy functioning of the immune system. These capsules are also very effective in the fever.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals, with plain water.

2. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul are classical tablets prepared by mixture of herbs like Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggul resin (Commiphora Mukul), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Long piper (Piper longum), and Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) and Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum) that treats inflammation & pain condition. These tablets help to eliminate the toxins from the body. It is an effective remedy to reduce the level of uric acid. It also helps to lessen the buildup of the uric acid in the joints. Kishore guggul tablets help to manage the symptoms associated with gout-like heat, redness, severe pain and inflammation in the joints.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily, after meals, with plain water.

3. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik churna is an effective formulation of Planet Ayurveda for Hyperuricemia condition. This formulation contains combinations of many herbs such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Neem (Azadira chtaindica), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). These herbs have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties. It helps to decrease a high level of uric acid and provide relief from symptoms associated with Hyperuricemia like inflammation, pain, and swelling. This churna balances the Vata dosha and also improves immunity.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals, with plain water.

4. Punarnava Capsules

These capsules are made of a standardized extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It also an effective remedy for Hyperuricemia. It helps to reduce the increased level of uric acid and provides relief from the symptoms associated with the Gout like inflammation, redness, pain, and swelling of the joints. Punarnava capsules have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties and flush out the toxin from the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, after meals, with plain water.

Conclusion

There are various herbs, studied in Ayurveda for high uric acid levels. Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies to reduce the high level of uric acid naturally without causing any side effects.